**warning: if tiny naked butts offend you. exit now.**
Just wanted to show an update on how life at the farm has been since our big move!
We have transitioned to staying without clothes 99% of the time, using our cow herd as our lawn mower, and doing lots of animal – related activities.
The picture below is of our back yard, every time the boys drive their tractors around the fence, the cows come running expecting to be let loose for a little free – grazing time on the lawn. We love our livestock! I love having them close, where else can you get that kind of back porch view??
My mother-in-law had a barn cat population that had somewhat overflowed… so when an extended family member was looking for cats, we were excited to take advantage of the chance to get rid of them. They smell…and there were ALOT. This led to a pretty fun day with the boys baiting and trapping barn cats. The boys called it “trap day”. Trust me, it was better than any wildlife TV show you’ve ever seen. Watching Damon wrangle them in was worth every second. These cats were WILD. Successfully trapped and transported to their new farm, check!
Living 15 miles out of town has led to a lot more off – road potty breaks. We have THREE POTTY TRAINED CHILDREN. Amen! One day these cute little side – by – side butts won’t be my view anymore. Until then, it’s pretty funny to hear them giggling at who can “shoot further”.
We have started cleaning our cars at the farm, changing our own oil, and taking care of things more on our own as our weekends have freed up a little after a FULL summer of plowing!
Below was my protest to end the plowing stage. Damon said he would just run over me…it was worth a try. God must have heard my plea, because the rain helped halt some work. 😉 God’s ear is near to the farmer’s wife!
With our headquarters a .5 mile down the road, we take lots of drives to and from just to kill some time outdoors. The boys feel pretty big getting to ride in the back of trucks, and help drive. Not many things better than looking back and seeing 4 handsome guys with their hair blowing hollering into the wind. Sweet summer nights.
I don’t know if it is necessarily the farm life, or just life with boys, but we have had several accidents lately. Ean split his eye open, Case fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious, countless stings and bites have occurred, and Damon has broken both pairs of glasses, his phone, and windshield. BOYS ARE HARD ON THINGS. Insurance has been worth every dime.
In our attempt to migrate the cat herd, a few days later Damon found a few kittens. Both of us said “well #$%^.”
Not many people (us included) have time to syringe feed an animal all day. I can barely keep the boys alive, much less tiny kittens. But since we aren’t heartless, we are taking care of them until they are old enough to go somewhere else. As expected, the boys are in LOVE. We bathe them, feed them, and the boys enjoy cuddling them. We are using it as a way to teach them some responsibility, and although it will be hard for them to go when it’s time, I think it’s a valuable lesson for the boys. They are very sweet, just a litttttle too much work for us right now. It wouldn’t be farm life without animal adventures along the way!
We are loving life on the farm. Damon’s long summer hours have worn us down a little, so we are excited for our small family get away soon! We get lots of quality time together and are enjoying more space to roam….naked of course!